The Good Part by Sophie Cousens
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

The Good Part by Sophie Cousens is a feel-good time travel story that will have you wondering if it’s best to skip to a later age in life.

This book is part of My Fall 2023 Reading List.

My Overview

If you could skip to a future age in your life, would you? When twenty-six year old Lucy Young (fitting last name!) came across a wishing machine, she did just that. Tired of being a young professional struggling to advance in her career and never having enough money, she wished to skip to the good part. She imagined skipping to the point in her life where she’s successful and no longer has the concerns of a twenty-something would be idyllic. Imagine her surprise when she wakes up sixteen years older! As the saying goes … be careful what you wish for. At forty-two, Lucy has a successful career, a husband and children she doesn’t recognize, and her body looks much different 😬.

Once Lucy realizes her new reality is the result of the wish she made, she starts trying to figure out how to go back. As she searches for wishing machine, she has to try to fit into her new life. It’s not easy, since everyone around her recognizes her as forty-two year-old Lucy, but she doesn’t recognize them. Throughout her quest to find the wishing machine that will help her travel back to her twenty-six year-old life, she gets to know more about herself and her family. The longer she lives them, the more unsure she becomes about the choice she needs to make. Should Lucy stay in her current life or continue searching for a way to go back?

This is a thought-provoking romance story, based on time travel and magical realism. I enjoyed the humor, heartfelt situations, and simply following along on Lucy’s journey. Overall, this is a feel-good story with a good reminder that the good part in life is likely not always as imagined.

My Recommendation

I loved this story and recommend it. If you enjoy time travel, magical realism, and family relationships … there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this story. The audiobook narration is fantastic, so I suggest opting for that.

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